Blue Dot Redux
Old 09-17-2006   #1
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Blue Dot Redux

So, after reading 50k+ posts on the M8, I still haven't heard what function the Blue Dot plays!
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Old 09-17-2006   #2
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It's the self timer indicator...

I still find it hard to believe that Leica would put that obvious of a dot onto the face of the M8. Surely, they could have gone with a much smaller hole?
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I still think they could have had the red dot blink instead
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SR says it's for the viewfinder
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SR says it's for the viewfinder

actually for the viewfinders led displays intensity adjustment... indeed not very likely that achim heine would allow a blue dot for such a trivial function. the camera is measuring light intensity already ttl so why have a separate sensor?
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Then again, the DPReview review at http://www.dpreview.com/articles/leicam8/page3.asp says that it's a brightness sensor used for adjusting displays to ambient light.

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EDIT:Oops, redundant post.
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oh oops.. I guess dpreview confirmed that the dot is NOT for the self timer. I did read from some other website which indicated that the dot was for the self timer... I agree though, since the TTL metering is already in effect, it shouldn't take another dot just to measure the light for internal LED display..
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Well, unless you'd want the LEDs to change brightness when you change aperture using the TTL meter doesn't seem such a great idea..

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Well, unless you'd want the LEDs to change brightness when you change aperture using the TTL meter doesn't seem such a great idea..

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doh! ur right... slow day for me.
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Old 09-17-2006   #9
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doesn't the m7 do that already, and without the unsightly blue dot?
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